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Greg Olsen | Tight End

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 253
College: Miami (FL)
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Greg Olsen caught 3-of-6 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown Week 11 against the Redskins.
Olsen was very quiet most of the game. His first target did not come until five minutes through the second quarter, and he saw just two looks in the second half despite the Panthers keeping up the pressure most of the game. Olsen saved his fantasy day by getting wide open on an angle route for a five-yard score in the second quarter. Olsen’s target totals have been up and down this season, but he has double-digit targets in four games and should be good for eight-plus most weeks. He will be a high-end TE1 despite a tough matchup against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Nov 22 - 4:17 PM

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Greg Olsen caught 8-of-8 targets for 80 yards Week 10 against the Titans.

Olsen consistently found open space across the middle in the first half. He racked up three catches for 38 yards on the first drive, and finished the half with six catches and 51 yards. He was quieter in the second half, but he made a spectacular one-handed grab down the sideline. Olsen now has at least 65 yards in all but two games this season. He is a must-start option next week against Washington.
Nov 15 - 5:01 PM

Greg Olsen caught 4-of-7 targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 9 win over the Packers.

Olsen could have had a bigger day, but was overshot a couple of times by Cam Newton (what else is new). With half the year in the books, Olsen is on pace for 74/1,168/10. Both the yards and scores would be new career highs. The Panthers' No. 1 receiver, Olsen is locked in as a top-three tight end.
Nov 8 - 6:02 PM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-12 targets for 79 yards and one touchdown in the Panthers' Week 8 win over the Colts on Monday night.

Olsen's night started with a bad drop down the left side when he was left wide open on a wheel route. He also took a bad offensive pass interference penalty on a pick play, negating a large gain. But Olsen redeemed himself, beating Vontae Davis down the seam for a 27-yard touchdown and making a critical one-handed catch in overtime with SS Dwight Lowery draped all over him to lead to a field goal. Olsen remains a top-end TE1. The Packers come to town Week 9.
Nov 3 - 12:50 AM

Greg Olsen was limited to three catches for 65 yards on five targets in the Panthers' Week 7 win over the Eagles.

Olsen still led the Panthers in receiving, but was held in check with Cam Newton only throwing for 197 yards. He had just one second-half catch with Carolina going run-heavy to protect their lead. Olsen will remain a top-five TE1 against the Colts in Week 8.
Oct 26 - 12:57 AM

Greg Olsen snagged seven of 11 targets for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 6 win over the Seahawks.

Five of Olsen’s seven grabs came after half time including a 26-yard touchdown on a gorgeous throw from Cam Newton with 32 seconds remaining. That score helped put the finishing touches on an epic fourth-quarter comeback. Olsen has long been Newton’s security blanket and Sunday proved that once again. He’s now on pace for 1,197 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Those are Gronk numbers. Make sure Olsen is in your lineup next week against the Eagles.
Oct 18 - 7:56 PM

Greg Olsen caught 2-of-6 targets for 28 yards in Carolina's Week 4 win over the Bucs.

Olsen could have had a bigger afternoon, but was overthrown on an early deep ball before failing to make a tough catch on another in the second half. Olsen has now bookended two monster games with duds, but is still locked in as a top-three TE1. At the season's quarter pole, Olsen is on pace for 68/972/8.
Oct 4 - 4:54 PM

Greg Olsen caught 8-of-11 targets for 134 yards and two touchdowns Week 3 against the Saints.

The Saints did not have an answer for Olsen. He got deep for two long gains in the second quarter and turned almost identical routes into two 11-yard scores. The clear focal point of the passing offense, Olsen has 25 targets over the last two weeks. He will be a top-3 tight end next week against the Bucs.
Sep 27 - 6:12 PM

The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person expects Greg Olsen to be targeted heavily again on Sunday.

Olsen only caught one pass the Panthers' season opener, but he garnered 14 looks in the Week 2 win over the Texans. With Jerricho Cotchery (ankle) out and the Saints suspect at safety, Olsen should once again see double-digit targets. Olsen had 10 catches for 72 yards and a score against the Saints last December. He is a rock-solid TE1.
Sep 26 - 10:57 AM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-14 targets for 70 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Texans.

Cam Newton consistently looked for his tight end, but whizzed balls past Olsen and behind him early before hooking up late in the fourth quarter for a big, 27-yard gain. The next-closest Panther in targets to Olsen was Ted Ginn with nine. After a disappointing 1-11 opener, Olsen redeemed himself in this one. Now he just needs to find the end zone in a Week 3 home date with the Saints.
Sep 20 - 5:47 PM

Panthers OC Mike Shula said the team needs to "find ways" to get Greg Olsen the football.

Olsen was only officially targeted once and the Panthers only managed 175 passing yards Week 1. "We’ve got to make sure we move him around and get the ball to him," Shula said. "We’ll definitely work on – he’s a playmaker for us – and we’ll find ways to get him the ball." With not much to speak of at wide receiver, teams will likely key on Olsen this season, but the Panthers need to get him the ball. He is a top-tier TE1.
Sep 15 - 10:03 AM

Greg Olsen caught one of three targets for 11 yards against the Jaguars Week 1.

Olsen had a touchdown called back on an offensive interference call in the first quarter and had another catch called back in the third quarter. He was very quiet most of the game, however, and was used more as a blocker than expected. Olsen will have better games, but with no threatening receivers outside, defenses will be able to key on the tight end. Olsen will still be a TE1 against the Texans next week.
Sep 13 - 4:20 PM

Greg Olsen caught six balls for 51 yards in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

Cam Newton targeted Olsen relentlessly and even to a fault in this one, which may be a preview of what we'll see this regular season. Olsen saw a whopping eight first-half targets. Olsen was a chain mover in this game, though he did have an uncharacteristic drop on the Panthers' fourth drive. Olsen had a huge second-quarter gain negated by a penalty on an offensive lineman. Even with Devin Funchess (hamstring) back, Olsen has a chance to dominate targets in Carolina's passing attack with so little out wide.
Aug 28 - 10:15 PM

Greg Olsen caught three passes for 27 yards in the Panthers' second preseason game.

Olsen secured three of Cam Newton's four completions. With Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) out for the year, Olsen projects as the focal point of the Panthers' passing offense. He will be hard pressed to surpass the 123 targets he saw last season, but he will once again be among the top-targeted tight ends in the league.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 9:07 AM

Panthers signed TE Greg Olsen to a three-year, $22.5 million extension through 2018.

The deal includes a whopping $12 million signing bonus. Headed into the final year of his contract, Olsen had been set to make $5.25 million. The new deal is well deserved for one of the league's most consistent players. Olsen has caught at least 69 passes each of the past three seasons, and posted new career highs in receptions (84) and yards (1,008) last season. He turns 30 next week.
Mar 5 - 5:23 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Brandon Wegher
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Corey Brown
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
WR21Ted Ginn
2Jerricho Cotchery
3Brenton Bersin
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
3Fernando Velasco
C1Ryan Kalil
RG1Trai Turner
2Chris Scott
RT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano